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Freezing Basil

Freezing Basil

Fresh basil can be dried, but freezing holds the flavor better, and there are two easy methods. 1. Freeze Whole Leaves: Blanch basil leaves in boiling water for two seconds and immediately place in an ice bath. Dry the leaves completely, then place in a freezer-safe container, layered with parchment paper or wax paper, and […]

Freezing Herbs

Freezing Herbs

Make prep a snap with herb ice cubes, ready to toss in the pan. Freezing herbs is an excellent way of preserving fresh delicate herbs that cannot be successfully dried. They will lose their fresh appearance and texture, but are still suitable for use in cooking. They should keep for up to 3 months. To […]

Cheese

Cheese

When storing cheese, keep in mind that it is a living organism. In most cases, it should be wrapped in special cheese paper, waxed paper or aluminum foil so that it can “breath” without drying out. Cheeses that need to retain moisture, such as fresh mozzarella, can be wrapped in plastic wrap. In general, you […]

High Altitude Cooking

High Altitude Cooking

Most recipes have been perfected for use at seal level. At higher altitudes, adjustments in the cooking time, temperature, and ingredients could be necessary. At sea level, water boils at 212 degrees. With each additional 500 feet of altitude, the boiling point drops 1 degree. Even though the boiling point is lower, it takes longer […]

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus

Ways To Make The Most Of Seasonal Citrus Zest It Add zip to baked goods, stir-fries or stews. Make citrus salt! Juice It Lemons juice helps keep sliced fruits and root vegetables from turning brown. Finish savory dishes with a squeeze of lemon juice to enhance the flavors. Freeze It Freeze citrus juice or zest […]

A Few Words About Bacon

A Few Words About Bacon

A Few Words About Bacon Bacon is salted, dried, cured or smoked meat from the back or sides of a pig.  The term is derived from the Germanic bache/backe “back meat,” though at first the word referred to any part of a pig.  Flitch (or slab bacon) designates a whole chunk of bacon before it […]

A Word About Vacuum Sealers

A Word About Vacuum Sealers

Freezing is an easy way to enjoy fruits and vegetables from gardens or farmers’ markets well into the winter.

Serving & Storing Cake

Serving & Storing Cake

To enjoy cakes at their best, follow these tips.